Rihanna Puts On The Ritz At NYC Fashion Event

May 5 2009, Published 9:33 a.m. ET

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She didn't bring her umbrella, but Rihanna made a fashionable splash all the same on the red carpet of the annual Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum gala in New York Monday night.

The last celebrity to arrive, she wore a form-fitting Dolce & Gabana tuxedo made of silk. The young Barbadian beauty swaggered in heels with a sleek, blond-streaked hairdo that concealed her high forehead.

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Rihanna, who attended the event alone, did not speak to the press. It was the first red carpet appearance since Chris Brown allegedly assaulted her following a pre-Grammys party earlier this year. (Photo: Wire Image)



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